Stack Group Live Hacking event features in IFB2014

Stacks Meet the BLACK DRAGON event at Aintree on 26th June 2014 will feature in the International Festival of Business calendar.

Stack has invited the notorious cybercriminal Matthew Beddoes, known as the Black Dragon, to conduct a live demonstration of his hacking skills in front of an audience of its customers and security specialists.

MatthewBeddoesBeddoes was jailed for masterminding an attempt to hack into the UN’s computer systems to steal £6.5 million worth of carbon credits. He stole the credits for a broker who sold $89,000 worth to BP before the offence was discovered. Beddoes received a three year jail term for his part in the theft. He is now a poacher turned gamekeeper swapping his black hat for an (almost) white one

Our security partners, including Watchguard and Kaspersky, will be in attendance and show how their products can provide defences against Beddoes black arts.

There will be manufacturers’ technical staff on hand to answer your questions and offer advice on topics such as securing Wi-Fi to PCI compliance standards and the latest IPCCTV and VoIP platforms

DavidEmmDavid Emm Senior Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab Global Research and Analysis Team will be on hand to describe how the industry seeks to thwart the likes of Beddoes and protect organisations generally.

Kaspersky Lab is a provider of security and threat management solutions. David has been with Kaspersky Lab since 2004 and worked in the antivirus industry since 1990 in a variety of roles, including that of Senior Technology Consultant with Dr. Solomon’s and Systems Engineer and Product Manager at Network Associates.

David has a strong interest in malware, ID theft and the security industry in general and developed the company’s Malware Defence Workshop. He is a knowledgeable advisor on all aspects of online security, and a regular presenter at exhibitions and events, frequently providing comment to both broadcast and print media on the latest security threats and how users can stay safe online. He is regularly quoted as an expert for articles by the BBC, Sky News and the key newspapers as well as being a featured blogger for the Huffington Post.

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DDoS attacks are on the rise.

Here Radio 5Digital gets Stack Group Chairman Jeff Orr to give a layman’s definition of how DDos works.

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1.7m investment for Stack Group

Business technology company Stack Group is investing £1.7m to increase the capacity of its cloud.

The Aintree-based company is to increase cloud capacity by 300 per cent after a "sharp" rise in demand. It is investing in additional server racks which will house an extra 8,400 virtual servers. These can predict how much capacity a client needs and over time usage patterns to recognise unusual activity.

Group chairman Jeff Orr said: "We have plenty of capacity for our current clients’ needs. But there is a definite trend toward businesses looking at their IT costs and recognising the opportunity to save money. "We have invested in growth because we believe that demand will only increase as businesses see the benefits of this approach and we want to be ready to meet that demand. "By making this significant investment, we are giving businesses confidence that we can meet their capacity needs, not just right now, but as they grow."

Stack was founded in 1979.

Source: Insider Media

Stack wins series of new contracts

Liverpool technology and IT firm the Stack Group has been chosen to be part of a team of business delivering refurbished UK holiday parks, for Darwin Property Investment Management Limited.

Darwin Logo

The firm has been commissioned to install a high performance Fibre, Copper and Wireless network Infrastructure for holiday parks in Cheddar, Isle of White, Mullion Cove and Newquay in Cornwall, with the potential for additional sites in future.operty Investment Management Limited.

The four parks in total have more than 400 Lodges. The Stack Group is installing an IP infrastructure for each park, with an individual access point for each lodge which will ensure high quality Wireless performance for guests. The system will also act as a platform for delivering additional IP technologies as and when they are required.

Jeff Orr, Chief Executive of the Stack Group said: "The systems we are installing will not just supply super fast Wireless to guests it will also act as a technology backbone for the holiday parks, giving them the flexibility to add in new systems and technologies easily over the next few years. It's an IP solution capable of delivering the guests technology requirements into the foreseeable future”.

"We are expecting considerable demand and growth in the leisure sector for new broadband and IP infrastructure systems in the next few years and our work with Darwin could be the start of a raft of leisure contracts. The successful system we are developing here could act as a blueprint for further projects and I'm looking forward to growing the leisure side of the business."

Stack Group are based in Liverpool and began life in 1979. The firm is now the leading IT and Cloud services provider in the North West.

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